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LLM Scholarships offered at the University of Birmingham for 2018 Entry

The University of Birmingham is offering scholarships to LLM students for the Fall 2018 intake. It is important to first apply for the relevant LLM program prior to applying for the scholarship. The following scholarships are currently open to qualifying LLM students:

  • College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarships
  • Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship

College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarships

This scholarship will be awarded to recipients based on academic merit. It is open to students who will be enrolled  to any of the LLM programs offered by the College of Arts and Law in September 2018 including the following:

  • General LLM
  • LLM in Criminal Law & Justice
  • LLM in Commercial Law
  • LLM in International Commercial Law
  • LLM in International Law: Crime, Justice & Human Rights

The scholarship will cover either the one-year tuition fee for full-time students or two years for part-time students. It is also offered to international students, who if chosen, will receive a reduction in tuition fees. To be considered, the candidate must have already applied for the LLM program of choice. Applicants should also complete an online application form with two references. Application deadline for the College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarships is 23 March 2018.

Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students taking either the General LLM or the LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Recipients will have their full tuition fees covered and will get a contribution of £6,000 for the student's maintenance costs. The Kalisher Trust, along with the University of Birmingham's friends and alumni, funds this scholarship.

Applicants must e-mail a 900-word statement, which will show why he should be considered for the scholarship and what makes him eligible, along with the application form to The e-mail should state "Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship Application" in the subject line and must indicate the Student ID number. Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview.

To be eligible, the applicant should be a UK resident and falls under the UK/EU class for fee purposes. Intellectual ability should be demonstrated via academic performance/records and work experiences. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate his or her potential as an advocate, his motivation to succeed at the Criminal Bar and the financial need.

Those who will apply must already have an admission offer from the School of Law for the relevant LLM program and must not receive any other source of funding. The awardee may not defer the scholarship as it is only valid for one year. No application deadline has been set as of this writing.

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